Dangers of Pine Sap on Your Pickup Truck Finish

Fresh pine sap and dried-on sap are two different issues to remove. If you have a bed liner, you will still want to remove any traces of pitch on it, as well as the finish exposed finish areas of your pickup. Removing sap is a tad more difficult that removing tar or bird droppings. If it is done incorrectly, removing dried and hardened sap will scratch your paint. I discovered that hand rubbing the spots of pitch with mineral spirits, which are easy to buy in stores, is great to use. The mineral spirits act as a solvent to break up and dissolve the sap.